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Cross-Country, Individual, Men

Date12 July 1924
StatusOlympic
LocationStade Olympique de Colombes, Colombes
Participants38 from 10 countries
Formatcirca 10,000 metres. Start outside the Stade de Colombes, finish with 300 metres inside the Stadium.

Run on one of the hottest days in Parisian history, with temperatures described as over 40° C. (103° F.), the event turned into a survival test. Only 15 of the 38 starters could finish the race, as many of the runners were overcome by heatstroke. Paavo Nurmi and Ville Ritola took the early lead, but Ritola could not stay with Nurmi, who won by almost 1½ minutes. Ritola was another minute clear of the third-place finisher, Earl Johnson of the USA.

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1Paavo NurmiFIN32:54.8Gold
2Ville RitolaFIN34:19.4Silver
3Earl JohnsonUSA35:21.0Bronze
4Ernie HarperGBR35:45.4
5Henri LauvauxFRA36:44.8
6Art StudenrothUSA36:45.4
7Carlo MartinenghiITA37:01.0
8Gus FagerUSA37:40.6
9Len RichardsonRSA37:46.0
10Gaston HeuetFRA37:52.0
11Jimmy HeniganUSA38:00.0
12Heikki LiimatainenFIN38:18.0
13Fabián VelascoESP39:07.6
14Miguel PeñaESP41:34.0
15Maurice NorlandFRA41:48.6
ACJosé AndíaESPDNF
ACArthur SewellGBRDNF
ACJohn GrayUSADNF
ACRobert MarchalFRADNF
ACEdvin WideSWEDNF
ACVäinö SipiläFINDNF
ACSven ThuressonSWEDNF
ACJohn BenhamGBRDNF
ACVerne BoothUSADNF
ACJ. J. RyanIRLDNF
ACSidon EbelingSWEDNF
ACGösta BergströmSWEDNF
ACEino RastasFINDNF
ACAndré LauseigFRADNF
ACJesús DiéguezESPDNF
ACCarlo SperoniITADNF
ACAmador PalmaESPDNF
ACEero BergFINDNF
ACEddie WebsterGBRDNF
ACLucien DolquèsFRADNF
ACJoe WilliamsGBRDNF
ACAlfredo GomesBRADNF
ACMiguel PalauESPDNF
DNSGeorges BertrandBEL
DNSYves CattelainBEL
DNSLéon de GrandeBEL
DNSGeorges van den BroeleBEL
DNSBill CotterellGBR
DNSMereg MangasciaITA
DNSTacle ReddaITA
DNSMarcel HoffmannLUX
DNSJosé Francisco CuevasMEX
DNSHarald SkogströmSWE
DNSJulien Van CampenhoutBEL
DNSCamiel VandeveldeBEL
DNSAlberto JarrínECU
DNSBelisario VillacísECU
DNSPedro CurielMEX
DNSJuan EscutiaMEX
DNSDaniel EslavaMEX